With a career spanning over twenty years and nine major-label releases, The Tea Party, composed of Jeff Martin, Jeff Burrows, and Stuart Chatwood, have successfully gained the attention of fans on a worldwide level. In addition to selling over 1.8 million records worldwide, they have toured a countless number of times throughout Canada, the United States, Europe, and Australia. Much of the band's success can be attributed to their larger-than-life stage presence. The Black River EP is the first record from The Tea Party since 2014's The Ocean at the End. The release is a kickoff to a year-long celebration, as the band will be embarking on their 30th year together in 2020.